Mother Nature makes already challenging job of an OCSD crime scene investigator even trickier

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The trail of blood stretched for two-and-a-half blocks in the Stanton neighborhood. Two guys had gotten into a vicious fight involving knives and a baseball bat, and the blood was from one who ended up dying after he stumbled back to his house. On this night in 2008, it was up to Omar Lazo and his partner, Andrew Hayes, to document and collect evidence for Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigators. Hayes was a newly promoted lead forensic specialist with the OCSD’s Crime Lab Identification Bureau. Lazo was a forensic specialist. Lazo and Hayes are among the OCSD’s 14 Crime scene…


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